Vacancy Announcement - Heritage Technician (Archaological Technician) (Term) - Presidio of San Francisco [1 Attachment]



Heritage Technician (Archaeological Technician) (Term)
The Presidio Trust is seeking a Heritage Technician who is interested in discovering and sharing California history first hand.  Spanning 1,500 acres in a spectacular setting at the Golden Gate, the Presidio has long played a central role in the development of the American West. It guarded the city�⒠�s great bay throughout two centuries of growth and development, and grew in importance as a command center for the military. Over many decades, each era added its mark to the landscape and culture of the Main Post, leaving layer after layer of architectural and archaeological history�⒠�each providing a reflection of its own time, sometimes obscuring earlier ones.
As a Heritage Technician, you support the Presidio Heritage Program in developing an array of sites and experiences that offer immersive, informative, and emotionally rich encounters that connect visitors to the park and invite them to become involved with its future. Our ideal candidate is an engaging and informative spokesperson who captures the imaginations of visitors daily through skillful interpretation of archaeological processes and research findings.  With the Heritage Program team, you will also conduct archaeological field investigations, lab analysis, archival and collections research, and collection management.
This is a Term appointment, not to exceed two years.
�·         Work under the supervision of the Director of Heritage Programs and receive guidance and review from the staff Archaeologist and Collection Specialist to ensure that a variety of program initiatives are carried out successfully.
  • Perform archaeological field investigations and monitoring; document field work through written and visual accounts; and conduct post-field processing of artifacts and samples recovered in the field including flotation, laboratory cataloging and analysis.
  • Contribute to the preparation of archaeological reports, perform background research, assemble routine bibliographies and acquaint Trust staff and the public with ongoing archaeological and historical scholarship pertinent to the park�⒠�s cultural resources and interpretive themes.
  • Collaborate with volunteers and interns in stewarding the Presidio�⒠�s resources and disseminating technical information in a digestible format.  
�·         Perform archival or collections based research in support of archaeological, historical or exhibition initiatives, provide support to curatorial team in developing exhibitions, and provide assistance with ongoing operation and maintenance of permanent exhibitions. 
�·         Incorporate appropriate technology into job; use various established methods of data collection, analysis, or illustration software; input data into digital form; and use computer applications for data analysis, manipulation, and presentation.
�·         Bachelor�⒠�s degree from an accredited university in anthropology, history or related field, with training in field, laboratory, or archival research methods.
�·         Knowledge of the professional practice of archaeology or history acquired through education or experience.
�·         Ability to apply that knowledge to a program that involves a range of duties associated with the Trust's ongoing Heritage Program activities.
�·         Skill in oral and written communication in order to insure that documentation is well written, easily understood, and pertinent information is shared effectively, and that oral presentations to the public are informative, clear, and convey the intended message.
�·         Familiarity with and ability to use various types of cross-platform digital media and database software currently being used within the profession for archaeological site recordation and/or collections management.
�·         Competency with Microsoft Office applications.
�·         Passion for parks; strong desire to work for the Presidio.
�·         Possession of a current, valid State driver�⒠�s license.
�·         Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, strong work ethic, and a strong customer service orientation to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups. 
�·         Ability to think strategically, multi-task, attend to detail and deadlines, and work well under pressure.
About the Presidio Trust Heritage Program
The Heritage Program reveals and elevates the Presidio, encouraging people to connect more deeply with our shared heritage.  
Significant archaeological areas and collections managed by the Heritage Program include those from the Spanish Colonial period, such as El Presidio, the Mexican period El Pol�ín settlement, the American Civil War Period Funston Officers�⒠� Quarters, and the prehistoric shellmound SFr-6. Of these, El Presidio is of international significance and the focus of many program initiatives.  The Heritage Program aspires toinvolve people in the unfolding story of the Presidio, connect the Presidio to the larger American experience, share knowledge of this national historic landmark, and build relationships with new and diverse communities.
The Presidio Trust is an equal opportunity employer, offering a competitive benefits package.  To apply call (415) 561-5300 (Monday-Friday, 8 am �⒠� 5 pm) to request an application package, OR download the application from our website,, and mail the application to Human Resources, Presidio Trust, P.O. Box 29052, San Francisco, CA 94129-0052.


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